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By On July 8th, 2016

Signs of Concussion Linger In The Brain For Months

Most concussions seem to last just a few days or weeks before symptoms are absent. However, recent research has suggested symptoms may disappear before the brain is fully healed. While symptoms may be gone, the brain may still be vulnerable and healing. The latest research to support this idea is being presented at the Sports…

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By On July 29th, 2014

One Season of Contact Sports Can Cause Observable Brain Damage

With school only a few weeks away, student athletes are already heading into training for the fall season. With the widespread coverage of the NFL’s concussion rates and litigation, many parents are already concerned about the safety of their young football players. A new study offers an even more troublesome warning. According to the study…

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By On June 7th, 2013

THC May Protect The Brain From Damage

Marijuana’s path from illicit street drug to possible medical treatment tool continues to be confusing as a recent study, published in Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research, suggests that ultra-low doses of tetrahydrocannibinol (THC, the main psychoactive component of marijuana) not only induce minor brain damage, but that the small brain damage may be able…

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By On February 12th, 2013

Researchers Find Potential Treatment For Brain Damage From Seizures

A new form of prophylactic treatment for brain damage from prolonged epileptic seizures has been developed in animal testing by Emory University School of Medicine, Science Daily reports. A prolonged seizure is referred to a status epilepticus medically, and it signifies a seizure lasting long enough to be potentially life-threatening. Some say status epilepticus seizures…

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By On December 12th, 2012

Diabetes Drug May Reduce Damage From Strokes

A drug already on the market has been shown to reduce brain damage after strokes in patients with type 2 diabetes. Currently, the only available treatment to decrease the consequences of a stroke is thrombolysis, a chemical that dissolves blood clots in vessels of the brain when quickly administered. However, as Science Codex reports, linagliptin,…

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By On December 12th, 2012

New Biomaterials Assist Neuroregeneration

New tests on a biomaterial that is implanted into the brain to favor neuroregeneration in areas with brain damage look favorable for the material, according to Medical Xpress. Animal testing in rats shows that these types of implants are colonized within two months by neural progenitor cells and irrigated by new blood vessels, which allows the generation…

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By On December 6th, 2012

Football and Brain Damage: Who is Responsible?

The biggest paradox in dealing with the rising knowledge of football related traumatic brain injury is handling how to move the sport forward in a safe way. The reason football is so loved is it’s rough, heavy-hitting nature. The high stakes, and unbelievable collisions and tackles make up a huge part of the reason fans…

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By On November 20th, 2012

Vegetative Man Able to Communicate Thanks to fMRI Scans

  For the first time in history, a severely brain-damaged, uncommunicative patient has been able to give direct answers to those caring for him, all thanks to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. The now 39-year-old Scott Routley has been in a vegetative state for more than 12 years after a car accident, and now…

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